Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc

9.118 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Chinon, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Jae Cho

Prior notes always apply. That texture tho...

Prior notes always apply. That texture tho...

Jan 12th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Nose has black cherry, mashed blackberry, red currant jam, (light) new leather, sous-bois and wet cedar.

Palate has under-ripe black cherry, black currant, (light) red pepper, peppercorn, medium tannins and light oak on the long finish, elegant. Decanted ~4 hours, this needs much more time to awaken the palate.

A legendary Chinon vineyard of 50+ year old vines, an excellent vintage for Loire reds, it's difficult not to be in love with this bottle. Only improvement could be another 10 years of age before I pulled this cork tonight.

Nose has black cherry, mashed blackberry, red currant jam, (light) new leather, sous-bois and wet cedar.

Palate has under-ripe black cherry, black currant, (light) red pepper, peppercorn, medium tannins and light oak on the long finish, elegant. Decanted ~4 hours, this needs much more time to awaken the palate.

A legendary Chinon vineyard of 50+ year old vines, an excellent vintage for Loire reds, it's difficult not to be in love with this bottle. Only improvement could be another 10 years of age before I pulled this cork tonight.

Dec 27th, 2019
Jae Cho

If you need a change of pace from primary fruit wines, Olga💥 smacks you in the nose w/ bell pepper, basil, and just ripe cherries. So silky too.

If you need a change of pace from primary fruit wines, Olga💥 smacks you in the nose w/ bell pepper, basil, and just ripe cherries. So silky too.

May 7th, 2019
Ryan Gonzales Johnson

Cherry/cranberry nectar, oak, elderberry on the nose. Same on the palate with some earthiness. Juicy acidity at play well with the fruit earth and tannins. Medium light body. The spice at the end has a touch of oak too. Really well integrated flavors, rounded and complex.

Cherry/cranberry nectar, oak, elderberry on the nose. Same on the palate with some earthiness. Juicy acidity at play well with the fruit earth and tannins. Medium light body. The spice at the end has a touch of oak too. Really well integrated flavors, rounded and complex.

Jan 1st, 2020
Tina Hahn

Catch steak celebration. Remembered from Marc forgione

Catch steak celebration. Remembered from Marc forgione

Nov 11th, 2019
Arjun Seth

Elegant Cab Franc

Elegant Cab Franc

Nov 8th, 2019
Jonathan Cullum

This is a beautiful wine, open it 30 minutes before you want to drink it. Elegant, medium body, smooth.

This is a beautiful wine, open it 30 minutes before you want to drink it. Elegant, medium body, smooth.

Oct 21st, 2019
Blake Walker

Savory character, with earthy, herbal and bell pepper notes, medium bodied. Suspect it will evolve and improve with time.

Savory character, with earthy, herbal and bell pepper notes, medium bodied. Suspect it will evolve and improve with time.

Sep 27th, 2019
J. Kim
8.7

2014 is compact, even and symmetrical vintage, worked a miracle in Burgundy but not in Loire. Feels contained and steady so it lacks the nervous tension.

2014 is compact, even and symmetrical vintage, worked a miracle in Burgundy but not in Loire. Feels contained and steady so it lacks the nervous tension.

Jul 9th, 2019
Jon Preece

Took a while to open up. A good example for a blind but I wasn’t blown away. Solid chinon.

Took a while to open up. A good example for a blind but I wasn’t blown away. Solid chinon.

Apr 2nd, 2019